Common Cosmetic Procedures for Men over 40

As we have acknowledged here before, cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more common for men in the US. This is especially true for male professionals above the age of 40. This makes sense when you consider that these men are the types of patients who seek cosmetic procedures as a way to revitalize their appearance in order to stay competitive in their respective career fields. While we know that more men than ever are opting for cosmetic procedures, the specific procedures these men commonly seek is less common knowledge. With that in mind, I’m writing today to give you more insight on 3 of the most common types of plastic surgery for men over 40.

Common Cosmetic Procedures for Men over 40Liposuction

As men age, fat deposits can build up in areas like the abdomen, love handles and chest. This is common even for men who are generally at a healthy weight and don’t suffer from excess fat elsewhere on their body. The fat in these areas can often be stubborn and hard to remove, even with rigorous exercise and a healthy diet. Liposuction is perfect for removing fat from these troublesome areas to help better shape a man’s body. It’s no surprise that liposuction is the most common cosmetic procedure in the US each year.

Male Breast Reduction

Enlarged breasts (or gynecomastia) can be another common issue for men as their body’s age. Whether their issue is caused by a hormone imbalance or carrying excess overweight, gynecomastia can be embarrassing and emotionally stressful for men. Male breast reduction surgery involves using liposuction to remove excess fat and tissue from the breast area to flatten and improve the contour of the chest.


Drooping eyelids can be a telltale sign of aging. Eyelids sometimes begin to sag when the eyelids stretch and the muscles supporting them weaken as we grow older. This leads to fat building up under the eyelids and the aforementioned drooping. Though this issue is often purely cosmetic, the drooping skin can sometimes affect a person’s peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty (or eyelid surgery) removes excess fat and skin from around the eyes, creating a more refreshed look. Statistics collected by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that the number of men who annually opted for a blepharoplasty procedure increased by 34% between 2010 – 2015.

The once common social stigma around men and cosmetic surgery is a thing of the past. It’s more apparent than ever that men are willing do whatever it takes to achieve the appearance they desire. If you would like more information on male plastic surgery procedures, please contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. You can also check out our before & after galleries and follow Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter & Google+ for more stories and updates.

The Time is Right for a Mommy Makeover

Beach and pool season is nearly here. If you’re like many of us, you probably can’t wait to get out there and enjoy some fun in the sun after being cooped up through the fall and winter. Though for certain people, it’s not that simple. If you have struggled to regain your pre-pregnancy figure through diet and exercise alone, a mommy makeover at Southern Plastic Surgery can be just what you need to reshape your silhouette and make you more comfortable and confident than ever before.

By combining a tummy tuck with liposuction and a cosmetic breast surgery, my mommy makeover is able to target several common issues many mothers deal with after pregnancy. Mommy makeover surgery can be perfect for women trying to take a few inches off their waistline, while also firming sagging breasts and tightening their stomach.

If you’re still curious about how a mommy makeover can help you achieve the figure you desire, check out the video below in which I discuss the flexibility of the mommy makeover and how it can help women with a variety of aesthetic needs:

Women should only consider a mommy makeover once they are finished having kids, as additional pregnancies can negatively affect the results of your procedure. Since each patient’s body reacts differently to pregnancy and childbirth, a pre-surgical consultation is hugely important to determine the best procedures for your needs. For more information on the mommy makeover or to schedule your consultation today, please contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more plastic surgery tips and updates.

Specials and Savings this April at Southern Plastic Surgery

With spring break here and the summer season upon us, you’re probably already thinking about how to look your best for those trips to the beach and pool. For anyone who may not be feeling confident in their beach body, we are here to help. If you’re interested in shedding a few pounds or ridding yourself of your unwanted body hair, Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS) and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center have all the surgical and nonsurgical body contouring treatments and skin care you’ll need to look your best and enjoy your fun in the sun. To help you achieve the confident, comfortable look you desire, we are happy to present this April’s specials and promotions at SPS and Laser Lights.

April Cosmetic Specials

This month’s specials at Laser Lights are all about looking your best for your fun in the sun. All month long, we are offering 20% OFF some of our hottest cosmetic treatments including SculpSure® Nonsurgical Fat Reduction, SilkPeel® microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, and more. Also don’t forget that SPS and Laser Lights offer gift certificates that are good towards all cosmetic procedures and treatments. One of our gift cards can be the perfect gift with Mother’s Day approaching. Check out the flyer below for more details on all our specials for April.

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April Liposuction & Fat Transfer Promotion

As a special bonus promotion, all this month we are offering an additional treat for our liposuction patients. Any patient who has 2 areas treated during their liposuction surgery is eligible to receive a FREE fat transfer injection (a $3,000 savings). Fat transfer injections use excess fat removed from areas like the thighs or abdomen during liposuction to add long-lasting volume to other areas in the body including the buttocks, breasts, or face.

All of our specials are good until April 30th, 2017 and may not be combined with other offers. All specials at Laser Lights are for new customers and can use be used for maintenance or touch-up treatments. For more information on special promotions at either Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights today. You can also call us to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation with Dr. David Whiteman. Have a great April from the whole SPS family!